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At Gainbridge Fieldhouse, glorious new art tells stories of Hoosier basketball history

By Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star

October 5, 2022

Add the spirit of the Indy 500 to your home or office with a limited-edition, fine art print of your favorite Welcome Race Fans artwork. To celebrate the city’s racing history and to support local artists, the Arts Council and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are selling $150 giclée prints of the iconic artworks from the last five years. 

Milan Miracle

Hoosier Historia Public Art Project

By Arts Council Indy, Instagram, Facebook

February 12, 2024

Check out Becky Hochhalter's mural on Monument Circle, one of 24 Hoosier Historia basketballs installed across Indy, during NBA All-Star weekend!

Tootooch out front, again

Hochhalter completing mural for Vigo County History Center

By David Kronke | Tribune-Star

January 10, 2024

Becky Hochhalter has fond childhood memories of the subject of her latest mural.

She remembers visiting the Vigo County History Center at its old Farrington Grove location to see Tootooch the Thunder Bird, a totem pole crafted from Southern

California pine.

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WISH - TV INDIANAPOLIS WELCOME RACE FANS 2020

August, 2020

The Indianapolis Welcome Race Fans 2020 artwork was displayed during the first showing of an Indianapolis 500 light show at Monument Circle. It's part of the "Shining a Light" program from Downtown Indy.

It's in the heart: Old friends and artists Becky Hochhalter, Bill Wolfe discuss their careers

By David Kronke, Tribune-Star

September 15, 2023

“There’s a commonality between us and our careers in that I think both of us attacked projects that we didn’t know we could do for sure,” Hochhalter said. “But we’re like, ‘I’m going to go for the project first and if I get it, then I’m going to figure it out.’ Bill does the same thing and in doing that, we’ve learned and we’ve learned and we’ve learned. But there’s that constantly going for something higher and bigger even

if you aren’t sure you know

how to do it.”

Mural of 'Slick' Leonard's rescue of Pacers has hometown touch
By Mark Bennett, Tribune-Star

October 7th, 2022

"Now a mural commemorating that moment, by Terre Haute artist Becky Hochhalter, will hang inside the Pacers’ 21st-century home, Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Hochhalter, whose murals grace walls throughout the Wabash Valley and beyond, was among 23 Hoosier artists chosen by the Indy Arts Council and Pacers Sports and Entertainment to create art pieces to tell the stories from the history of the Pacers, the Circle City itself, the fieldhouse and Indiana high school basketball."

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Terre Haute's Terminal Arcade building getting a mural
By Howard Greninger, Tribune-Star

August 7th, 2022

“I’ve had my eye on this wall for at least five years. This mural project has been in the works for some time, almost two years. I’m excited to finally leave my mark on it,” said artist Becky Hochhalter.

At about 24 feet tall and 100 feet wide, it will be the largest mural to date undertaken by Hochhalter, who has already painted more than 30 outdoor public murals in addition to other public art pieces.

WELCOME RACE FANS WEBSITE FEATURE  - SPEED UP SUPPORT FOR INDY ARTISTS

August, 2020

Add the spirit of the Indy 500 to your home or office with a limited-edition, fine art print of your favorite Welcome Race Fans artwork. To celebrate the city’s racing history and to support local artists, the Arts Council and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are selling $150 giclée prints of the iconic artworks from the last five years. 

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY WEBSITE FEATURE

May, 2020

An integral part of the Indianapolis 500 is the history that comes with the 111-year-old facility that is preparing to celebrate the 104th Running of the motorsports crown jewel event. That’s where Becky Hochhalter found the inspiration for her artwork.

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WTHI-TV PEPSI/ALABAMA BAR & GRILL MURAL 2019

July, 2019

Highway 40 in Brazil has some new artwork. News 10 stopped by the Alabama Bar and Grill on Wednesday. That's where artist Becky Hochhalter wrapped up work on a new mural. It features a vintage Pepsi image. She told us the new mural gives the area a more home-town feel. Hochhalter featured several local schools in her mural.

CLABBER GIRL BILLBOARD RESTORATION AT ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

July, 2019

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology purchased the historic Clabber Girl sign when it obtained 1,100 acres from the Hulman family in 2017. Artist Becky Hochhalter shows how she brought new life to this iconic Indiana landmark. See the current edition of Echoes at rose-hulman.edu/echoes.

TRIBUNE-STAR FEATURE - PEPSI/ALABAMA BAR & GRILL MURAL 

July, 2019

An eye-catching mural in downtown Brazil received special attention from its creator, sponsor and owner Wednesday along U.S. 40. The exterior brick wall of the Alabama Bar and Grill now displays a Pepsi-themed mural with a 1940s delivery truck, two boys peaking through a fence to watch a baseball game and a man with his dog.

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MYWABASHVALLEY | WTWO TV - RESTORING THE CLABBER GIRL BILLBOARD

December, 2018

This week a local artist picked up her paintbrush and began restoring a landmark that’s welcomed people to Terre Haute for decades. Becky Hochhalter is part of the effort to restore the Clabber Girl billboard on U.S. 40 near Rose-Hulman. Now those efforts are hitting a milestone as she begins the repainting process. The billboard is believed to be the oldest in Indiana and one of the first electric billboards in the state.

TRIBUNE-STAR FEATURE - MURAL ILLUMINATES CITY'S MUSICAL HERITAGE

October, 2018

Another colorful piece of Terre Haute’s story will soon be captured on a wall. Some folks dread the thought of reading a social studies book, yet might gaze at an artist’s depiction of history. Terre Haute holds numerous examples — so many that a tour would probably require sturdy walking shoes, a sack lunch and an overnight stay. If such a tour ever occurred, a new downtown mural capturing the city’s musical traditions would likely be a must-see.

Iconic Creativity: Interview with Jill Dittmeir of WFYI Indianapolis

March 22, 2019

Listen to this Curious Mix radio interview with the late Jill Dittmeir of WFYI Indianapolis about my recreation of the oldest billboard in Indiana, the iconic Clabber Girl billboard on US 40 in Terre Haute, Indiana

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